9/1/2013 Weekly landscape show and tell

Started Sep 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Shop cameras & lenses ▾
Veteran MemberPosts: 6,097
Re: 9/1/2013 Weekly landscape show and tell
In reply to polizonte, Sep 3, 2013

A nice improvement.

Something I've found that can help in images like this is to create layers in Photoshop.  I use Photoshop Elements.  One layer has the sky.  For it I reduce the brightness just a bit. But also reduce the contrast a lot.  Then another layer contains basically the remaining part of the image.  For this layer I will often increase the contrast just a bit.

These two images demonstrate this concept.  The first is the original.  In the second I decreased the brightness of the sky around 7 or 8 and the set the contrast to something like a -75.  The remaining part of the image received a contrast increase of around 30 with a little additional saturation to help things along too.

Hope this helps. 


Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow